Masonic Lodge #19 / Samuel Saxon

Masonic Lodge #19 / Samuel Saxon (HM7RJ)

Location: Laurens, SC 29360 Laurens County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 29.933', W 82° 0.801'

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Masonic Lodge #19
The first recorded meeting of this organization, known as Palmetto Lodge #19, took place Aug. 7, 1794, at the Samuel Saxon home, which stood nearby. Officers present were: Master, Joseph Downs; Deputy Master, Nathaniel McCoy; Senior Warden, Wm. Holiday; Junior Warden, John Wolff; and Secretary, Ezekiel Roland. Still in existance, this is the oldest Masonic Lodge in Laurens County; its minutes date from 1794.

Samuel Saxon
In 1792, this local attorney, merchant and Palmetto Lodge member conveyed the present court house land to Laurens County for the sum of two guineas. Saxon also cleared a number of surrounding acres. He served in the S.C. House 1789-91; was elected sheriff of Ninety-Six District 1791. His home was located on the south side of present East Main St., about 150 feet east of here.
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HM NumberHM7RJ
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Laurens County Historical Society series
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Marker Number30-7
Year Placed1985
Placed ByPalmetto Lodge #19 and Laurens County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:20am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 406968 N 3817939
Decimal Degrees34.49888333, -82.01335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 29.933', W 82° 0.801'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 29' 55.98" N, 82° 0' 48.06" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 250-262 E Main St, Laurens SC 29360, US
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